CONFIRMED CHEMICAL WEAPON ATTACK ON ALEPPO CITY LEAVES THREE DEAD AND TENS SEEKING TREATMENT IN AREA HOSPITALS
It has been confirmed by the public relations office of the Aleppo Health Directorate that there was a chemical agent attack on Az-zibdieh in Aleppo city today 8:30 p.m. Damascus time. Three are confirmed dead including a woman and her son, and tens of victims are being treated at area hospitals. At least ten of the victims are under the age of 10, and 25 are under the age of five. Click here to read the full press release.Read more
The Amal Charity Hospital was shut down after the destruction following the targeted air strikes on the facility. Four medical staff and nine civilians were killed. Click here to read the full press release.
Three medical facilities throughout Syria have been attacked and shut down in the past six hours, causing massive damage, casualties and death. Today, just hours ago two hospitals and an autopsy forensics lab were targeted. The number of targeted medical facilities is on the rise. Click here to read the full press release.
Another hospital was hit by an airstrike just a few hours ago. The Syrian Relief (UOSSM affiliate) maternity hospital, supported by Save the Children, is in Kafer Takhareem (Idlib). The hospital provides services to 1300 women and almost 300 deliveries a month. The nearest hospital to this area is 43 miles away, again depriving civilians of access to medical care. At least five civilians were killed and 13 wounded in the attack.
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A disturbing image emerged amidst the rubble of an almost entirely besieged area in Aleppo. The image (too graphic to show) shows a paramedic holding the dead body of an unborn baby that was killed by shrapnel through his mother’s body. Both his mother and father along with several civilians were killed in the attack. Click here to read the full press release.
After a major bombardment on the Idlib province the Healthcare Department was shut down due to damage from targeted, repeated airstrikes.
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Another hospital was put out of service today after being struck and completely destroyed by an airstrike in Idlib, Syria at 11:40 a.m. Among the three casualties was one child; many others were also wounded. Please click here to read the full press release.
The heavy bombardment of Idlib on Tuesday May 31, caused the shutdown of many area hospitals due to safety concerns. Many of the wounded were going to UOSSM’s Bab al Hawa Hospital, but is not equipped to take in so many patients at once. Three children died lying in the emergency room awaiting treatment. Click here to read the full press release.
UOSSM‘s Al-Marjeh Primary Health Care Center in Aleppo was targeted on Friday April 29 by Syrian forces and it’s allies and was directly hit leading to complete damage of the PHC, which will now be shut down indefinitely. Fortunately there were no victims as this center was closed.
The center consists of pediatric, gynecological and internal medicine clinics and has a pharmacy and lab.
The center was established by UOSSM in partnership with Expertise France in 2014 and has been supported by UNOCHA HPF Fund since July 2015.
1888 consultations are provided per month in the center. This is not the first time the center was targeted and attacked.
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WOMEN KILLED IN MATERNITY WARD DURING LABOR IN HOSPITAL ATTACK IN ALEPPO; TWO DOCTORS ALONG WITH SEVERAL STAFFERS KILLED
The Al-Quds Hospital, in Aleppo, was targeted by Syrian Forces and Allies on Wednesday April, 27 by thermobaric bombs, causing death and destruction. The hospital was primarily a women’s and children’s hospital but also provided services including internal medicine, cardiology, nephrology, neurology, and other specialties. Among the victims were women that were in labor when the bombs struck killing them and their newborn or unborn babies. Two doctors were also killed. There at least 35 victims many of them women and children.
* The death toll has risen to at least 50 people and over 80 injured, that number is still expected to rise as bodies are still being pulled out of the rubble.
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